Calling time on the chalkface

9th September 2011 at 01:00

After 37 years at the chalkface, I have retired.

When the holidays are not long enough to get all your schoolwork done and when every page of The TES makes you say "Oh, for God's sake" - or worse - it's time to go.

When I announced my retirement to my senior management team, aged 31 and 37, they said: "We feel the same."

Becky Durston (aged 58), Barnston, Essex.

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